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The Temple of Kannon at Abumon in Bingo Province - 備後 阿武門観音堂
by Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) - 歌川広重
|Artist:||Hiroshige 1, Utagawa (1797-1858) - 歌川広重|
|Title:||The Temple of Kannon at Abumon in Bingo Province - 備後 阿武門観音堂|
|Series:||Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces|
|Date:||1853-1856 (this item: 1978)|
|Publisher:||Adachi - アダチ|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Oban - 大判, 27 x 40cm (sheet size)|
|Price:||Available only as a full set (see comment below)|
|Notes:||While woodblock print reproductions of Hiroshige's most famous series "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido edition)" are very common, reproductions of his lesser-known series like "The One-Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo" and this series, "Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces", are exceedingly rare. I only know of two posthumous editions of Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: an edition of 300 published in 1978 (the edition shown here, being edition 72/300), and a more recent edition of 120 sets dating to 2001 that sold for about $9,000 here in Japan (please see here for details of the 2001 edition). Both editions were published by Mainichi Art Publishing and are sold out. Adachi did the printing and carving for this 1978 edition.
This print is from a full album set. You can see all the prints in the series here.
Details from Hiroshige.org.uk:
Title: Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue)
Date: 1853 - 1856
Engraver: Hori Take or Soji
Format: Oban tate-e
Number of Prints: 70
References: Memorial Catalogue , Strange , Stewart, van Vleck (p.94-101)
Notes: This series consists of sixty-nine different designs of each of the sixty-six provinces of Japan, the two major islands, the city of Edo and a title page.
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